Warre’s is alone in maintaining a small production of bottle matured Late Bottled Vintage Port (apart from its sister company Smith Woodhouse). Warre’s Late Bottled Vintage comes exclusively from prime quality vineyards whose finest wines will – in exceptional years – make up Warre’s renowned Vintage Ports. Primarily Quinta da Cavadinha and surrounding vineyards that have supplied the company uninterruptedly for generations, on the basis of close bonds nurtured over the centuries. Some of the wine comes from Quinta do Retiro, where all the wine is trodden in ‘lagares’ in the traditional way. These Quintas are located in the Pinhão and Torto valleys.
WINE DESCRIPTION WARRE’S LBV 2007 BOTTLE AGED PORT Tasting Notes: Red ruby colour. Elegant nose with floral aromas, such as rockrose and eucalyptus. Many layers of red fruit on the palate, fine and soft tannins and spicy notes. Lovely and elegant finish.
Contemporary Family Comments The early made wines, which thankfully are from the best vineyards, escaped the damage done by the rain. However towards the end of the month it was clear that the weather was taking the edge off what could have been a really excellent vintage. There are undoubtedly some very good wines made in the first phase of the harvest
Ageing | Bottling The Port was then matured in bottle for some years at our lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia before being offered for sale. This prolonged and unique bottle ageing (for an LBV) is crucial to the development of the superb “nose” and flavour which lend this Port a style and complexity very much akin to that of Vintage Port. Most LBVs today are matured in wood, given a light filtration and then released for sale, and as such have no bottle age whatsoever. The traditional method and ageing of Warre’s Late Bottled Vintage set it apart from all other “modern” LBVs currently available.